Advanced Television

Fury vs Chisora fight anti-piracy warning

November 29, 2022

By Colin Mann

Ahead of the Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora heavyweight bout on December 3rd, only available in the UK via BT Sport Box Office, Kieron Sharp, CEO of UK intellectual property protection body FACT, has highlighted the dangers of illegal streaming.

“As anticipation grows ahead of the boxing match between the return of Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora, fans should be aware that if they choose to watch it illegitimately, not only are they breaking the law which may lead to prosecution, but they could also be exposing themselves to harm,” he warns.

“Our recent study found that illegal streaming sites are rife with inappropriate content, exposing 41 per cent of those who use them to such images. They also put viewers at risk of fraud, identity theft, and other cybercrime, with almost half (49 per cent) of respondents who illegally stream in the UK say they or someone they know have been a victim of these crimes as a result,” he reports.

“As part of the ongoing crackdown against piracy, illegal streams are brought down expeditiously during pay per view events, leaving viewers disappointed at having missed the sporting action,” he notes.

“We want fans to enjoy what will be a huge night of boxing in the safest way possible and the only way to do that is via legal means,” he concludes.

Categories: Articles, Business, Content, OTT, OTT, Piracy, Policy, Regulation, Rights

Tags: , , , ,